Excessive Sweating Overview

Excessive sweating, or diaphoresis, can be normal or can indicate a disorder. The body can sweat excessively due to a number of causes. Other types of sweating symptoms are also possible, such as lack of sweat. Causes of over-sweating range from simple causes (e.g. being overweight, puberty, and menopause) to some serious diseases (e.g. thyroid disease). Sweating by itself can be dangerous if it leads to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, or hypovolemia.

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